The Hearing Performance Inventory and Hearing Aid Use in Profound Hearing Loss Subjects with profound postlingual hearing loss completed the Hearing Performance Inventory (HPI) during the course of their hearing aid evaluations. Comparisons of responses to the HPI were made for (a) subjects who wore hearing aids versus subjects who did not, and (b)hearing aid users with losses greater than 100 dB ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1980
The Hearing Performance Inventory and Hearing Aid Use in Profound Hearing Loss
 
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  • Elmer Owens
    University of California, San Francisco
  • Sharon Fujikawa
    University of California, San Francisco
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1980
The Hearing Performance Inventory and Hearing Aid Use in Profound Hearing Loss
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1980, Vol. 23, 470-479. doi:10.1044/jshr.2302.470
History: Received December 26, 1978 , Accepted May 10, 1979
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1980, Vol. 23, 470-479. doi:10.1044/jshr.2302.470
History: Received December 26, 1978; Accepted May 10, 1979

Subjects with profound postlingual hearing loss completed the Hearing Performance Inventory (HPI) during the course of their hearing aid evaluations. Comparisons of responses to the HPI were made for (a) subjects who wore hearing aids versus subjects who did not, and (b)hearing aid users with losses greater than 100 dB versus users with losses between 80-100 dB. The former set of comparisons indicated consistently superior performance for the aided group, and the latter set indicated consistently superior performance for the 80-100 dB group. The HPI may be a valuable tool in hearing aid considerations.

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